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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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CRUZ-PAREJA, Eduardo et al. Gollop-Wolfgang complex and cloacal exstrophy, a strange association. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2010, vol.108, n.1, pp.e1-e4. ISSN 0325-0075.

Cloacal exstrophy and Gollop-Wolfgang complex are very rare pathologies and their association has been reported in only one patient. We present a case of a newborn of indeterminate sex with anomalies of the lower limbs, and an anterior abdominal wall defect. External genitalia were not observed, ectrodactyly of lower limbs, omphalocele, lipomeningocele and imperforate anus were detected. During the diagnostic and therapeutic surgery other anomalies were found, such as vesical exstrophy, cecal fistula, uterine duplication, vaginal agenesis, urethral agenesis, ectopic ureters, stenosis of the left ureter, biphid clitoris and patent urachus. The abdominal ecography showed ectopic right lower quadrant localization of right kidney. Radiographic images of lower limbs showed bifurcation of left femur and absent tibia in both limbs. Due to the findings a diagnosis of cloacal exstrophy and Gollop- Wolfgang complex was made. The patient developed sepsis, liver failure, metabolic acidosis and hyponatremia, she died at seven weeks of age.

Keywords : Ectrodactyly; Tibial agenesis; Cloacal exstrophy.

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